Salaries Of Each Rank In The United States Military

The United States military consists of six branches of around 2.4 million people, both on active duty and in the reserves. For these people, serving their country is a full-time job, one that pays a firm salary and benefits.

Of course, the sum is dependent on rank. From an entry-level cadet to an O-4 major in the Army, here are the salaries of those serving in the United States military as of 2020.

Enlisted Members Get $386.50/Month For Groceries And Food

No matter the branch or rank, a vast majority of military personnel receive allowances for supplies such as food and other various groceries they might need. As of 2020, enlisted members of the military are given $386.50 per month.

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On the other hand, officers receive a $266.18 allowance per month.